Handwritten account of Driver H. Collins' war time experiences, beginning with the evacuation from Dunkirk/Dover in 1940, during World War II. It was written when he was 86 years old. The manuscript describes the evacuation of the Allies Forces from Europe in 1940, where he was suffering from nerves, his recuperation in North Wales, and then discharge and return to Melbourne.
Description of Content
MANUSCRIPT. HANDWRITTEN ACCOUNT OF DRIVER H. COLLINS' WAR TIME EXPERIENCES- World War II
A ten page manuscript, hand-written in blue pen.
This is a memoir by a soldier of his trauma at the evacuation of Dunkirk, and his de-mobilisation and return to Australia during the Second World War.
Donation & Subsequent Transfer from Victorian Branch, Returned & Services League of Australia Limited (RSL), Mr Harry Collins, Oct 1986
'Now being 86 years old, I have decided to relate the events after being embarked on the D33 destroyer Vimy from Boulogne.. [extensive text follows].
Type of item
296 mm (Width), 209 mm (Height)